Breakfast With Allen Ginsberg
An imprecise while ago, I started writing a poem a day. As an exercise…The poems are a short, funny record (not a Memoir. Not laden with Significance, either) of what happens to me each day. Most of the time it’s very little.
Dont Mind Me and Other Jewish Lies
The complex, but all too familiar, language of the Artful Untruth… horrifying but hilarious.
Book Doctor: A Novel
Arlette Rosen earns her living helping strangers with their book ideas – she believes she knows a good book from a bad one, and believes that all writers should aim to be a Joyce or a Proust. But when Harbinger Singh enters her life needing help with his writing, both their lives are altered forever.
No Charge for Looking
No Charge for Looking is one of my lifetime obsessions: Jews, Arabs, the city of Nazareth, and a naive American woman trying hard to understand what she sees.
God is a Tree
Today, I’m ready
to write my first prayer.
A long time ago
I had a bas mitzvah.
I wrote a prayer then too.
God is a tree was the title.
Louis Savitsky didn’t like it.
Unseen America, an ongoing project in visual history, started in 2000. Nannies, homecare workers, migrants, and scores of others tell the stories of their lives through pictures they take of what they see.
Painting Brooklyn Stories
Painting Brooklyn Stories is a catalogue of memorable paintings by Nina Talbot of immigrant stories in Brooklyn. I wrote poems about the lives Nina drew. The catalogue accompanied our exhibit, at the Brooklyn Historical Society.